Postponed Event

Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. In light of the recent developments and advice from the World Health Organisation and the Australian Government, the Economic Society of Australia will be deferring all public events until further notice. Unfortunately, this includes the Australian Conference of Economists which was scheduled to be held in Perth from 8 to 10 July 2020.

We have decided the conference will be deferred by a year, so we look forward to seeing everyone in Perth in 2021. Details of this event will be announced in due course.

We thank all our delegates, speakers, sponsors, and suppliers for their support through these times. If you have registered and already paid for the conference we will refund these fees as soon as possible. If you are a speaker, submitted an abstract, or are a sponsor, we will be in contact to discuss options with you and hope to see you next year.

We also thank the conference organising committee for their hard work to date in pulling together this event. We hope we can re-purpose some of the excellent content that was in the pipeline.
Over the coming months the ESA will be working to bring important and topical content via web-based services. We are excited that it will provide an opportunity to improve members’ access to content from different branches and at a time of their choosing. We will advise our members as we progress with these initiatives and encourage you to follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Danielle Wood 
President, Economic Society of Australia 

Erin Stone
President, WA Branch

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It is my pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2020 to be held from the 8th to 10th of July 2020 in Perth, Western Australia.

I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Western Australia, adjacent to the Swan River in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities for the opportunity to network with economic thought leaders, as well as to enjoy Perth’s blossoming cultural environment, stunning beaches and quality culinary scene.

The 2020 Conference will celebrate 100 Years of Welfare Economics and will bring together like minded individuals to explore concepts of allocation, utilisation and distribution of our resources as they relate to the wealth and wellbeing of individuals and our society.

The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC – Patron of the Conference
The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC was installed as the 32nd Governor and the first female governor of Western Australia from 20th October 2014 to 30 April 2018. Now the Chancellor of Edith Cowan University, Mrs Sanderson graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science, with a double major in mathematics and later with a Bachelor of Economics.

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